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Layer Comps?

Photoshop CS2 has a great feature called Layer Comps, which helps you save different layer combinations in one document. Although Illustrator CS2 doesn’t have the same feature, you can create a similar effect using custom views. Hide one or more layers by clicking on the Eye icons in the Layers palette, and then from the View menu, create a New View, give it a name in the dialog, and click OK. Repeat this to create as many different combinations of layers as you want and then choose your named views from the View menu to look at the different combinations. (Note: Custom views work best with top-level layers rather than sublayers.) If you want, you can even add a keyboard shortcut to these “layer comps” using Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts to assign a shortcut to Custom View 1, Custom View 2, etc.


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